Healing minds on the Eastern Shore

FOUR local health professionals have banded together to turn their space on the Eastern Shore into a hotspot of therapeutic care and relaxation.

Located at suite 9/2 Bayfield Street in Rosny, Sarah Purvey, Alison Wells, Angela Vincent and Vicki Allan have created a calming space for clients to heal their painful thoughts, feelings, memories and challenges to create a happier, healthier and more meaningful life.

 

Sarah Purvey

Clinical psychologist and Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner:

Sarah’s special interests and 11-years’ experience lie in the areas of trauma (post-traumatic stress disorder, complex trauma, childhood abuse, relationship abuse), perinatal, postnatal and birth-related mental health issues, anxiety and phobias, depression and stress management for adults.

Sarah employs mindfulness, cognitive-based therapies and a hypnotherapy approach to heal trauma in a fast and non-intrusive way.

Sarah also loves running Hypnobirthing Australia childbirth classes to help mothers and their birth partners have positive birthing experiences, no matter what turn it takes.

Sarah, alongside provisional psychology student Rita Singh, is set to begin running a pilot parenting support program later this month.

Sarah and Allison have also recently begun running seminars for GPs on non-pharmacological methods for insomnia.

For more information, phone 0432 075 852 or email www.sarahpurveypsychology.com.

 

Alison Wells

Clinical psychologist:

Allison has always had a passion for working with people and providing a safe, non-judgemental space to help them work through any difficulties they are experiencing.

In addition to working in the private sector, Allison has 10-years’ experience working in both forensic and community mental health settings.

Allison has a particular interest in perinatal mental health, providing support for individuals experiencing antenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety.

She also works with adolescents and young adults (16-25-years) who have a variety of mental health issues and challenges including anxiety, depression and adjustment issues.

For more information, phone 0439 795 161 or email allisonwells.psych@gmail.com.

 

Angela Vincent

Clinical hypnotherapist and registered nurse:

Angela, from Natural State Hypnosis, is uniquely placed to support clients with anxiety induced Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other pre-emptive distress related to the complexities of gut health disorders.

Her medically attuned hypnotherapy and nursing background offers her clients the space to discuss their bodily experiences with confidence knowing that she appreciates the psychological and spiritual needs impacting them and their conditions.

Hypnotherapy is a widely accepted therapy for IBS. Angela endorses FODMAP dietary and medically accepted therapies.

She is guided by the Monash Hospital Research Centre guidelines of care, providing her clients with individualised programs and self-hypnosis techniques to gain a sense of harmony and joy in their body and mind.

For more information, phone 0412 502 853 or email ange@naturalstatehypnosis.com.au.

 

Vicki Allan

Clinical hypnotherapist, personal trainer and nurse:

Vicki, from Emerge Health and Wellness, has worked as a nurse in general practice for many years, specialising in chronic disease management.

She also owns her own personal training business, teaching group exercise classes and working as a health consultant to various businesses.

Vicki has also worked as a nurse in mental health, all of which has led her to train and qualify in clinical hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming.

Vicki has a broad base of skills and is fully committed to working with her clients to help them enjoy a happier, healthier and more joyful life.

Whether that path is to quit smoking, recover from trauma and abuse, gain motivation, or to lose weight, Vicki can help.

Vicki has a special interest in chronic pain management and weight loss, which can be particularly challenging for some people.

Vicki understands this and has just developed a new weight loss and lifestyle program.

For more information, phone 0419 155 578 or email vickallan26@gmail.com.

 

Caption: From left, Sarah Purvey, Alison Wells, Vicki Allan and Angela Vincent.